New policy guidelines for Shenzhen issued by the central Chinese government last week addressed areas such as immigration of talent, health care and greater autonomy in making local laws. Photo: Xinhua

China’s free-trade zones fail to shine despite Beijing’s desire to lure global investors

  • The new free trade pilot zones have been unable to match the success of Shenzhen in the 1980s and the Pudong area of Shanghai in the 1990s
  • Government eyes improved policies in Shanghai and Shenzhen as China seeks to integrate further into the global economy
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New policy guidelines for Shenzhen issued by the central Chinese government last week addressed areas such as immigration of talent, health care and greater autonomy in making local laws. Photo: Xinhua
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